Naphtha Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS publishes pricing information which you can use in settlements and contracts in order to optimise your deals and negotiations.
Use the independent price assessments and market coverage in our price reports to track the regional Naphtha market.
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Naphtha Europe Transcript
The ICIS European naphtha report is a weekly report which contains all the latest market commentary and weekly prices for the market. It is a very fast moving market with lots of factors influencing supply and demand and therefore the price.
ICIS speaks to a wide range of contacts including buyers, traders, producers and brokers.
Drawing on this broad base of information enables ICIS to offer a comprehensive commentary on market events and also form an accurate, balanced and objective view of market activity, and any trends which might be occurring, and where possible contacts sometimes make forecasts of where the market might head next.
Whether you are a producer, buyer, broker or even consumer, having access to this information about latest market events and prices is very valuable in order for you to make informed business decisions and this report will enable you to do that.
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Updated to Q2 2015
Northwest European naphtha cargo spot prices rose during the second quarter of 2015 when compared with the first quarter, and in line with movements in upstream ICE Brent crude oil futures.
On 1 April, average naphtha prices stood at $508/tonne CIF (cost, insurance, freight) NWE (northwest Europe) and increased from then on to early May.
Naphtha values then became volatile through May and June, with prices going on a steady downward trajectory from mid June, trading as low as $524.75/tonne on average in late June.
The volatility in May and June was mostly driven by movements in upstream Brent crude oil, but naphtha fundamentals also weakened from exceptional strength in the first quarter.
The naphtha crack spread, which moved into positive territory during the first quarter for the first time since early 2011, slipped back into negative territory in the second quarter.
However, summer gasoline blending demand from the US and Asia sustained European naphtha in the second quarter.
Petrochemical demand in Europe and Asia was unexceptional because of the spring cracker maintenance season in both regions.
ICIS provides pricing information, news and analysis for all major petrochemical and chemical markets, including Naphtha.
We offer unbiased and independent price reporting, with our price assessments being widely quoted as benchmarks in contracts.
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ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments, giving you a robust reference for your negotiations.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Naphtha. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
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